After everyone was situated in their new pots and watered and sitting in some warm sunshine on our front porch, I started the next batch of seeds; celery and two more varieties of tomato (Amish Paste and Brandywine). We've only got two small trays and one larger tray for seed starting so there isn't much, but a little bit of everything. Hopefully this way we will stagger all the harvest dates so we'll be in veggies all summer!
I get a little impatient, though, when it comes to seed starting; mostly because I want to start everything (and I DID last year, which didn't work out at all) but there's no point in starting most seeds because they do fine in slightly cooler soil to germinate. I just want to see our garden in full swing...and now. But spring is a waiting game, and anyone in my family can tell you that I get a little competitive.
So, I'll sit, and wait, and stare at our little seedlings and the cells where seeds have yet to sprout. I'll monitor the garden, get the beds ready, and wish I wasn't too cheap to buy black plastic covers to heat the soil faster. Tonight, though, I will plan the garden. I'm getting my seed packets and notes on good companions/bad companions together and I'm going to draw up the plan for the year. I haven't been this excited to garden in....well I'm not sure I've ever been this excited to garden. Its the start of a new chapter in our homesteading life, a little hard work and we could save ourselves some serious cash at the grocery store each month that we don't have to buy vegetables. Not to mention the fact that we'll know for sure our dinner doesn't contain any 'frankenfoods' or scary chemicals. Oh yes, I am excited.